The weekend of 24 – 25 March saw the annual Volksworld Show at Sandown Park race course down in Esher in Surrey. I went along with Brad and his other half to introduce them to the obsession of VW ownership as he’s looking to buy a Karmann Ghia. Although I do believe that after the show he’s now open to the idea of multiple VW ownership! We were lucky enough to be smiled upon by the sun gods for my first visit to the show since the late 90s – and a little like Dubfreeze it’s grown hugely in the interim.

Whilst the sun may have been shining, some clever person had decided to start some roadworks on the main access road to Sandown Park, so we were slightly delayed in getting there – although had it not been for Sean, Brad’s sat nav, we would have been queuing for much longer. We weren’t helped a great deal by the pretty poor signage for the overflow car park either!

The show itself was heaving, and I must admit it was too busy for me to pick up the bits and pieces I’d planned to get for the bus. Internet shopping is so much easier! But of course the main reason we were there was to see the cars on display, and they were fantastic – although it would have been nice to see a few more Karmann Ghias on show. Every type of Beetle and Camper was represented, in every manner of style – from the classic Cal Look to the more modern German Look. The highlight for me was two of the rarest Volkswagens in existence – the 1938 VW 38, one of the very first VW Beetles ever built and the KdF-Wagen Type 60 K10 Rekordwagen, which was the car that started the transition from Volkswagen to Porsche. The chances are they’ll never be seen together in the UK again!

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